If you need a tablet PC than can withstand virtually any conditions then the Duros Rugged Tablet PC from Roper may be worth a look.
The Duros is a fourth generation, powerful Windows XP-based tablet PC that is designed for the user battling harsh environments. It is sealed to IP-65 levels for dust and water ingress and tested to MIL STD 810F for vibration, functional shock, high and low temperatures and drops.
Equipped with an 8.4-inch brilliant sunlight viewable, SVGA resistive touch screen and an AMD Geode¢ž¢ LX 800 Processor or Intel Celeron M 1.0 GHz, the Duros packs up to 1 GB memory and up to 120GB storage (up to 64GB solid state drive). Its hot swappable battery feature diminishes downtime and provides continuous battery life.
The Duros can support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and GPS and unlike a laptop, the Duros is designed to be carried with you, it also features a vehicle mount whihc transforms it into an onboard communications center.
So if you are planning a trip to the Arctic, and can’t go without checking your emails for a few weeks this might the the gadget for you.
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